Episode #31 - 2-19


David Hedison - Bill Harvey
Suzanne Lloyd - Doris Harvey
Susan Lloyd - Luella
Aidan Turner -  Matt Joyson
Michael Wynne - Ted Kermein
Jean St. Clair - Miss Hill
John Woodnut - Head Porter
Julian Holloway - Waiter
Peter Fontaine - Hotel Clerk

Directed by Roy Baker; Screenplay by Harry W. Junkin

Simon's old friend Bill Harvey who he hasn't seen for 10 years comes to London with his wife Doris where he will stay for at least half a year. When Doris has to leave for Paris to visit her sister Bill wants to go partying. On the second evening he makes the acquaintance of Luella who 'accidentally' has an apartment to rent. When they inspect the apartment Luella brings Harvey into a compromising situation and suddenly they are photographed. To avoid attracting attention especially of his wife he pays £2.000. When his wife discovers a handkerchief in his suit with the name Luella embroidered on it Bill's troubles just begin...

* David Hedison was a friend of Roger Moore. He also played the role of Felix Leiter in the James Bond movies "Live and Let Die" (1973) and "Licence to Kill" (1989)
* While filming this episode Roger Moore advised Hedison to accept the role in a TV series - which was "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (1964-68). Read the full quote here on David Hedison's website.
* Suzanne Lloyd also appears in Episodes #35 "The High Fence", #44 "The Revolution Racket", #79 "The Man Who Liked Lions", #92 "Simon and Delilah" and #105 "The Time to Die"
* Susan Lloyd also appears in Episode #93 "The Island of Chance" (as Sue Lloyd)
* Michael Wynne also appears in Episodes #70 "The Spanish Cow" and #79 "The Man Who Liked Lions"
* Jean St. Clair also appears in Episode #69 "The Saint Bids Diamonds"
* An audio commentary for this episode with director Roy Ward Baker and actress Sue Lloyd is available on the Umbrella DVD.

Robert S. Baker: <<...we didn't have that many American guest stars on the series. We got David Hedison because he was a friend of Roger's. He was over here and Roger offered him the part so he said sure, why not. Otherwise if we'd had to negotiate with him through his agent, we couldn't have afforded him. They usually came in on the old chums basis.>> (Simper, p.22)

Roger Moore: <<Hedison very nicely came and did an episode on his way back from Egypt. We couldn't pay him anything like his Hollywood fee>> (Simper, p.33)

UK: 23rd January 1964

* DVD (PAL): Umbrella DAVID0501 (2003)


Last Updated: 07/23/2019